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Review: Lucozade Energy

Lucozade Energy

Lucozade energy is a sugar-packed soft drink that is very popular with children and young people. The “Energy” in the drink comes in the form of sugar. It contains so much sugar that an average ten year old child would need to do over an hour of cycling or playing sport to work off the calories contained in one bottle.

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How to Deal With a Fussy Eater

Fussy eating

People assume that children become picky eaters because they are being difficult. Perhaps they are going through a phase or playing some kind of power game. While this may be true in some cases, there is a different take on the subject: maybe they just don’t like what you have cooked or the way you […]

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Top Tips: Healthy Parents Equals Healthy Kids

family cycling

As parents we all want the best for our children. We try to protect them from all the nasties in the world. We buy them cycle helmets, shin pads, we disinfect toys and we drum stranger danger in to them. But are we doing enough to protect them from all those serious “adult” diseases – such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers?

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Play: Serious Business!

Happy children playing together

Did you play outdoors when you were a kid? Maybe you climbed trees, kicked a ball around with your mates, built a den, cycled round the neighbourhood on your bike, or just played hide and seek. If so, you’re a dinosaur. Children nowadays are far more likely to be found parked in front of the TV or playing Xbox.

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Review: Yoghurt for Kids

Muller Fruit Corner

Yoghurt is frequently marketed as a healthy product to children and their parents. Very often, the health benefits are hyped up. Probiotics, calcium, vitamin D – all good for you, but at what cost? As well as the vitamins, minerals and “friendly bacteria”, these products often contain sugar, artificial sweeteners and colourings. Flavoured Yoghurt We […]

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Smoothie Your Way to Health

smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to keep you and your family healthy. People who consume high levels of fruit and veg find it easier to maintain a healthy weight, and have a reduced risk of serious illnesses like heart disease, stroke & some cancers. Making smoothies couldn’t be easier – all you need are the raw ingredients and a blender. You don’t need to spend a fortune on fruit – wrinkled, tired or over-ripe fruit all work well in a smoothie.

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Opinion: Are You a Helicopter Parent?

Parents and happy child

A helicopter parent is someone who hovers over their children, constantly fussing over the details of their everyday lives. Do they have enough pencils for school? Are they using their antibacterial hand gel? Are they getting along with their friends? Some might call helicopter parents controlling, some might call them overprotective.

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